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SBS goes Dutch for pix

'Legally Blonde,' 'Bedazzled' among pacts' offerings

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch arm of Pan-European channel owner SBS Broadcasting has closed multimillion-dollar film deals with MGM Worldwide Television Group, New Regency/Monarch and RCV Entertainment.

SBS Broadcasting, the Dutch holding company for SBS’ Dutch channels SBS6, Net 5 and V8, did not reveal financial details of the deals.

‘Blonde,’ ‘Worst’ included

Pact with MGM brings SBS terrestrial TV rights to Reese Witherspoon starrer “Legally Blonde” and “What’s the Worst That Could Happen,” with Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito, among other titles. Deal also includes NBC TV series “Crossing Jordan” and a raft of film library titles such as “Get Shorty” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”

Agreement with New Regency/Monarchy includes “Bedazzled,” starring Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley, and the Michael Douglas starrer “Don’t Say a Word.”

Deal with Holland’s top indie distrib, RCV, brings to the SBS Dutch channels Mel Gibson starrer “What Women Want” and “She’s All That,” starring Freddie Prinze Jr., among other titles.